Did you know Metairie has a flag, even though it is not technically a city?

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 17, 2018 - 1:43 pm

Jefferson Parish officials have issued a news release about Metairie's flag.

Metairie's flag?

Yes, even though Metairie is not a city or municipality it has a flag.  And it is apparently a really good flag... according to flag experts.

Flag experts?

Yes there are apparently people who qualify as flag experts.

And, according to the Jefferson Chamber, it is recognized by flag experts as "among the best in the United States."

The flag will officially be unveiled next month.

The news release says, "The Jefferson Chamber Young Professionals (JCYP) believe the creation and promotion of a Metairie-specific flag will spark a unique sense of place and identity for the Metairie area and its associated Metairie Ridge communities of Jefferson, Elmwood, and River Ridge."

The Jefferson Parish president's office says the North American Vexillological Association ranked the Metairie flag among the top ten of any city flags in the country.

A panel of 19 members of the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA), all interested in vexillography, recently evaluated the new flag of Metairie.

Vexillography?

That would be the design of flags.

The news release featured the comments from the judges.

One noted,“The design is beautiful and symbolic. Great flag!”

Another really raved about the Metairie flag, saying, “I would give this flag a 10. It is simple, clear, and easy to see the elements. Once you see and understand it, it would be memorable, even for children. The fleurs-de-lis on blue quickly make the New Orleans area apparent and are historically meaningful. The coeurs-de-lis need to be introduced to non-natives, but this is not an impediment, as all flags need to be introduced, and presumably will strike a chord in Metairie. It has excellent use of color, not over or underdone. The white stripe at an angle really sets off the two elements well. And the flag properly separates base color and metal color according to ancient guidelines. It pleases the eye and looks balanced. It speaks to its home without words or letters, well done. It has familiar symbols, yet is distinctive and pleasing. People would likely be attracted to it and enjoy seeing and using it.”

The Jefferson Chamber Young Professionals (JCYP) is selling the Metairie flags for $50 each.  Click here for more info...

Click here to read more about the upcoming first official flag raising...

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